Hello hello my lovelies!
Week ONE in the books and WOW what a week!I am truly loving what I am doing and saw great results this week. I can tell my body responded with shock to the new challenges I put it through! I am seeing huge progress already and feel full of energy most days.
As mentioned in my last post, I was slightly nervous as to how relationships around me would respond to my new plan. It hasn’t been long enough to tell if anything negative will happen but I will say I am so very grateful to have such a supportive man in my life. He has even been kind enough to figure out gym situations in California and Nevada for when we go on our road trip type honeymoon. Can you say amazing? As for parents, they understand but are a little taken back by the amount of preparations involved in it. I am sure there will be people down the road that will pressure me to drink or eat this or that, but I feel really great about my plan so I don’t struggle with saying “no.” I get a cheat meal every so often so I don’t feel completely deprived by any means.
Like I said, this requires a lot of preparation. I have a day where I cook up all my meals for the next 4 days so that nothing goes bad and its all ready to go! As I cannot disclose what I am eating exactly, I will let you know I eat every 2-3 hours for 7 meals. As you can imagine, I rarely get that “I am absolutely starving” feeling. When each meal comes though, I do feel ready to eat. There are meals I struggle with because I never was a fan of that type of food, but I find ways around it. (Hot sauce + Jenn = BFF <3). As for water? I am for a minimum of 2 gallons. It was a lot at first, but I am now feeling like I can get it all down before 6 pm (…drink all the water, pee all the time? yes. Pee ALLTHETIMEZ).
I workout twice a day which is nothing new for me. Some may think it is a lot but personally I love it. I almost lose track of time when I am in the weight room to be honest. I am doing what I love! I am having to cut back on running which is something that I was expecting to happen. I am trying to build muscle and I won’t see my full potential if I continue. So if you are curious as to why my dailymile has been at 0km/week for a while.. that is why! I miss it terribly, especially on beautiful sunny warm days like today but I am sure I will get back to it eventually.
I have been talking with Michelle Davis about a possible goal show for my bikini competition goal I mentioned in my last post. There is a local event happening in November and she thinks it is something I could definitely shoot for so that is something I am looking into at the moment. It is a smaller show but it would be good so that I can understand more about it and feel more comfortable doing it.
Okay, lets get into the progress and the pictures…
I started my plan May 9th with a starting weight of 168.6 with bf% around 28%. I have body fat calipers at home so I could not take my body fat percentage for this weeks progress report unfortunately but I did have a scale. After week one I weighed in at 163 lbs. 5.6 lb loss, pretty good if I do say so myself. I have noticed slimming in my tummy and my arms feel tighter. My face also has thinned out slightly which is usual for me. I always see weight loss in my face first thing! My clothing is already fitting better, which is always a bonus. You can see a very small change in the pictures, but I feel a bigger change in how I feel and my confidence level. Definitely walking a little taller as they say!
I am very excited to see the changes from week one to week four! I have a starting photo in both this bathroom that is pictured above, and in the bathroom back home in Victoria so I have a consent background.
Well that is all for now folks. Hope you are all having a lovely long weekend!